Tags: megyn kelly | prime | time | fox

Megyn Kelly: Prime Time for Rising Fox News Star, But Whose Slot?

Wednesday, 03 Jul 2013 11:26 AM

By Clyde Hughes

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Fox News' Megyn Kelly is making the move into the cable network's prime-time line up, the network announced Tuesday, but whether she will have a regular time slot is unclear.

Fox News did not announce a prime-time slot for Megyn Kelly, the New York Times reported, but speculated that she could move into Greta Van Susteren's 10 p.m. position. Van Susteren recently signed an extension of her Fox contract but her future role is not certain at this point.

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Van Susteren's husband and lawyer, John Coale, hinted at the move to The Times' Brian Stelter in May. Coale, who learned he had cancer in December and is now recovering from surgery, said Van Susteren would be open to an earlier time slot from her "On the Record" show so they could spend more time together.

If Van Susteren moved her show, the 10 p.m. slot would be open for Kelly, a rising star on Fox News. Kelly has been the host of "America Live" from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. since 2010 and regularly appears on the network's top-rated "The O'Reilly Factor" for legal analysis, according to Fox News.

Kelly, who has a degree from Albany Law School and previously worked as a corporate litigator, joined Fox News in 2004. Before that, she worked as a reporter at WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C., and played a prominent role during Fox's televised Republican primary debates in 2012. She also led coverage of Fox's confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Chief Justice John Roberts.

Van Susteren gained prominence during the O.J. Simpson trial, which she provided legal analysis for. She went on to host "The Point with Greta Van Susteren" and "Burden of Proof."

The change is not expected to make a difference in Fox News' dominance in the cable news wars; Fox beat CNN and MSNBC in ratings during the second quarter of 2013.

But Fox scored its lowest ratings since August 2001 in the coveted the 25-to-54 age group. The Times suggested that inserting Kelly into the prime-time lineup was an effort to boost those numbers.

Editor's Note: Get the Navy SEALs Cap – Celebrate Our Heroes

Related stories:


Megyn Kelly, Fox News Anchor Renews Contract; So Does Van Susteren


Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly in Tears During Sandy Hook Coverage


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
[Error loading the WebPart '']
Value cannot be null. Parameter name: virtualPath
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Spain's El Gordo Lottery Splits $3B Between Thousands of Winners

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 18:40 PM

Spain's El Gordo lottery, the world's biggest lottery, made thousands of people nearly $500,000 richer after the $3 bill . . .

'The Interview' Distributed Eventually, But Lawyer Not Sure How

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 17:59 PM

"The Interview" will be distributed and Sony Pictures "had no choice" but to delay the movie's release, an attorney for  . . .

Missing Philadelphia Student's Keys Found in Schuylkill River

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 17:42 PM

The car keys belonging to a missing Philadelphia student were found in the Schuylkill River on Sunday, a family member t . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved